Hey there, Arcanians! (yeah, we call our fab students like that). It’s that time of year again when the chemical engineering board licensure is just around the corner and the pressure is mounting. If you’re feeling stressed, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the study made by Dy et al., in 2015, 47.2% of Filipino college students say that they have “felt very stressed” which is classified as both affective and cognitive stress. Stress can have a lot of negative effects on your health, so it’s important to find ways to manage it. Here are a few tips on how to reduce stress while studying.
1. Get organized
One of the best ways to reduce stress is to get organized. Having a plan and a schedule will help you feel in control and make better use of your time. Invest in a planner or download a scheduling app so you can start crossing things off your to-do list. You’ll be surprised how much that helps!
Knowing the study schedule given by your lecturers at Auxesis Review Center, it is much better to study in advance the subject to be taught the next day rather than studying afterward. Having foreground knowledge on the topic will maximize and validate your learning during lecture hours, instead of being confused all the time and getting side-tracked on topics you cannot fully grasp. If the latter is the case, then you can simply message Auxesis Review Center’s lecturers to help you individually with concepts and problems you do not understand. We like it personalized for all reviewers, like literally we’ll even reply at 3 am just to quench your anxiety about the boards.
2. Take study breaks
I personally stick to a certain study time and then enjoy it with friends later in the day. Contrary to what it may seem, taking study breaks can actually help you retain information better and make your study sessions more productive. Step away from your books for a few minutes every hour or so to give your mind a break. Go for a walk, listen to music, or call a friend—just do something to take your mind off of studying for a bit. You’ll feel refreshed and ready to tackle your work with new energy when you return.
Exercise is not only good for your physical health, but it also has some great benefits for your mental health as well. Taking some time out for physical activity can help reduce stress, improve your mood, and increase your energy levels—all of which will come in handy when you’re trying to power through those last few chapters.
Don’t have time for a full workout? No problem! Even just 10 minutes of light exercise can make a difference. So try taking a lap around the block or doing some quick stretches before you hit the books again. If you are near ARC, perhaps walk instead of riding a jeep or taxi. You’ll help yourself as well as the environment!
If you’re feeling stressed about the chemical engineering board examination, don’t despair! There are lots of things you can do to manage your time, reduce stress and make studying more bearable. By getting organized, taking study breaks, and exercising, you can ease tension, increase productivity, and feel better overall. So don’t wait—try out these tips today and see how they work for you! And good luck on the ChE boards!